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  • ID: I372209
  • Name: Salmon Portland CHASE
  • RELA: 5th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 JAN 1808 in Cornish, Sullivan Co., NH
  • GRAD: 1826 Dartmouth College
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Ohio BET 4 MAR 1849 AND 3 MAR 1855
  • Event: Elected Governor of Ohio BET 14 JAN 1856 AND 9 JAN 1860
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Ohio BET 4 MAR 1861 AND 6 MAR 1861
  • Event: Appointed BET 7 MAR 1861 AND 30 JUN 1864 United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • Event: Appointed BET DEC 1864 AND 7 MAY 1873 Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • Death: 7 MAY 1873 in New York, NY
  • Title: Hon.
  • Event: Pic Hon. Salmon P. Chase
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    CHASE, Salmon Portland, (nephew of Dudley Chase, cousin of Dudley Chase Denison, and father-in-law of William Sprague [1830-1915]), a Senator from Ohio; born in Cornish, N.H., January 13, 1808; attended schools at Windsor, Vermont, Worthington, Ohio, and the Cincinnati (Ohio) College; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1826; taught school; studied law in Washington, D.C.; admitted to the bar in 1829; commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1830; elected as a Whig to the Cincinnati City Council in 1840; identified himself in 1841 with the Liberty Party, and later with the Free Soil Party; elected to the United States Senate as a Free Soil candidate and served from March 4, 1849, to March 3, 1855; elected Governor of Ohio in 1855 as a Free Soil Democrat and reelected in 1857 as a Republican; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1860; took his seat March 4, 1861, but resigned two days later to become Secretary of the Treasury under President Abraham Lincoln; served as Secretary of the Treasury until July 1864, when he resigned; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from December 1864 until his death on May 7, 1873; presided at the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868; died in New York City; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Ithamar CHASE b: SEP 1762 in Sutton, Worcester Co., MA
    Mother: Janette RALSTON b: JUL 1773 in Worcester Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Catherine Jane GARNISS
    • Married: MAR 1834

    Marriage 2 Eliza Ann SMITH b: NOV 1821
    • Married: SEP 1839 in Ohio
    1. Has Children Catherine Jane CHASE b: 13 AUG 1840 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH

    Marriage 3 Sarah Bella Dunlop LUDLOW b: APR 1820
    • Married: NOV 1846 in Ohio
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